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SamuelMertensBertens
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Australian_Open_–_Men's_Singles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Australian_Open_–_Women's_Singles
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Report The Leopard January 30, 2022 2:11 PM GMT
YeeeeEEEEEEEEEE...HHAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!
Report Ibrahima Sonko January 30, 2022 2:11 PM GMT
GSM

Nadal LoveLoveLoveLove
Report pauliow January 30, 2022 2:11 PM GMT
An absolute legend and a privilege to watch. Just fantastic
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:12 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:01PM, wisewords wrote:


hope you didn't layoff at 7's Toad. remember reading that post at the time. doesn't seem that full of confidence


layed off some at evens here, but then reverted some more back to win even more Laugh

Lay (Bet Against)
Backer's odds
Backer's stake
Payout
Liability
Rafael Nadal
2.06
£9,109.84
£9,659.00
Daniil Medvedev
1.97
£12,282.65
£11,892.74

Report Ibrahima Sonko January 30, 2022 2:12 PM GMT
Epic scenes
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:12 PM GMT
B0llocks well done winners

Kinda had a horrible feeling from 4th round onwards about this

Med blew it
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:12 PM GMT
King again in Melbourne LoveLoveLove

So much love for the GOAT !!!!
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:12 PM GMT
Great call Sonko, nailed it dude, hope you made plenty Cool
Report edy January 30, 2022 2:13 PM GMT
Easy NID really
Report bobweenit January 30, 2022 2:13 PM GMT
Novak would have spanked this Boy Grin just saying
Report Platini January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
All hail the GOAT

greatest comeback of all time
from the greatest player of all time

CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool
Report edy January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
Alize Lim will be in fangirling overdrive in The Cube now.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
10.5            £20,640
11            £38,284
11.5            £74,379
12            £40,152
12.5            £20,748
13            £43,972
13.5            £40,228
14            £40,391
14.5            £33,456
15            £31,126
15.5            £19,148
16            £25,148
16.5            £20,386
17            £18,993
17.5            £14,255
18            £10,128
18.5            £4,414
19            £5,444
19.5            £1,922
20            £1,573
21            £595
22            £505
23            £317
24            £648

Rafa outright.
Report Ibrahima Sonko January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
Med let the crowd beat him.
Report The Leopard January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
Medvedev's face ........Laugh
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
Djockvic would have avenged the US deafest in my opinion

Should have been joker at the US but ah well
Report johnnythebull January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
OMFG..privileged to have witnessed that..unbelievable comeback

TB12 ur awesome but the whole world has just seen THE GOAT

Rafa..tu es el mas gande de todos los grandes galacticos

well played my son that WAS awesome

but a little tip..learn how to fking serve

u might turn out to be half decent if u do
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:14 PM GMT
Bitcoin price last time Rafa won Australian Open was just above $0.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:15 PM GMT
Barack Obama had just been inagurated.
Report wisewords January 30, 2022 2:16 PM GMT
LoveLoveLoveLoveLoveLoveLove
Report pauliow January 30, 2022 2:16 PM GMT
I’m sat here with goosebumps, just brilliant.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:16 PM GMT
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was still playing for Inter as Barcelona was planning an offer to lure him over.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:16 PM GMT
Just incredible. What a story. LoveLoveLove
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:16 PM GMT
Emma Raducanu was in kindergarten.
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:17 PM GMT
Swine flu was a thing as well

Strange
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:17 PM GMT
Brett Favre was still playing.
Report pauliow January 30, 2022 2:17 PM GMT
I had hair!
Report The Leopard January 30, 2022 2:17 PM GMT
We're in a simulation....oc
Report Shamus January 30, 2022 2:18 PM GMT
Good-Game.
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:18 PM GMT
Spain were in the start of their tiki take dominance Crazy
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:18 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:18PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:


Spain were in the start of their tiki take dominance


Cry

Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:19 PM GMT
2009 is such a long time ago I’m having to really think for memories Sad
Report johnnythebull January 30, 2022 2:19 PM GMT
u just can't rival sport at the very top level

the Divisional NFL champs last w/end were truly remarkable and,if anything this surpassed it,and i thought that couldn't happen
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:21 PM GMT
It was a forgetful year really nothing happened

No popping the cherry, no sporting memories really

I broke my arm though that’s about it Plain
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:21 PM GMT
That was a very special match. Credit to Guiseppe who called Rafa on here at the start and to IS who was all over Rafa on the match odds early on. Special moment this.
Report The Leopard January 30, 2022 2:21 PM GMT
Do not lick that herd !
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:21 PM GMT
Vaidisova vs Loit hadn't even happened.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:23 PM GMT
Daniil is legit seething here. Understandable to be fair.
Report The Leopard January 30, 2022 2:23 PM GMT
Med said "Boo-ing " ?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:24 PM GMT
Don't think Daniil agrees.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:25 PM GMT
So they sent this woman out instead of Craig Tiley then.
Report Ibrahima Sonko January 30, 2022 2:25 PM GMT
Danil cant wait to get out that hell hole.
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:25 PM GMT
The crowds are a joke nowadays

All support the media darling it’s pathetic
Report johnnythebull January 30, 2022 2:26 PM GMT
it's just pretty incredible for smn,albeit an absolute legend,at 35 to beat a young gun at the top of his game

we will NEVER see the like of these 3 musketeers and their unbelievable dominance over such an extended period ever again
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:26 PM GMT
I say this every year, but I miss the Asian KIA guy with the speech impediment.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:28 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:26PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


I say this every year, but I miss the Asian KIA guy with the speech impediment.


LaughLaughLaugh

Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:28 PM GMT
He was the best !
Report johnnythebull January 30, 2022 2:28 PM GMT
he's an intelligent guy Med but a bit too intense at times

he hasn't won his only slam
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:29 PM GMT
Brilliant speech this from Daniil. Pure class.
Report Manoleeds January 30, 2022 2:31 PM GMT
And womens tennis gets the same money?
Report n88uk January 30, 2022 2:32 PM GMT
Medvedev gave a better speech than I was expecting. I thought we might get some sarcastic attacks of the crowd, but was a good speech.
Report johnnythebull January 30, 2022 2:32 PM GMT
but they do play best of 5 as well
Report johnnythebull January 30, 2022 2:35 PM GMT
Rafa's English has improved bigtime
thought he might be more emotional but pretty phlegmatic actually
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:36 PM GMT
Daria Kasatkina @DKasatkina
· 2m
Sorry but I’m crying
Report The Leopard January 30, 2022 2:38 PM GMT
Med is a good guy off court....needs to bring that to his game
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:39 PM GMT
Katie Boulter @katiecboulter
·26m
Goosebumps. My heart is SO full. Never seen a guy who deserves it more.Forever a LEGEND. #21 #AO2022
Report Wesdag January 30, 2022 2:42 PM GMT
ridiculous isn't it
Report Wesdag January 30, 2022 2:42 PM GMT
^ about equal prize money
Report Wesdag January 30, 2022 2:43 PM GMT
And now there was 2 left standing for the most slams.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:43 PM GMT
Nick is mad again.
https://twitter.com/Ace_Previews/status/1487796708801060870/photo/1
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:45 PM GMT
wow, Rafa swore, said "**ck"
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:48 PM GMT
Rafa v Novak at RG would be huge

playoff for GOAT status?

Rafa favourite to win RG again, think Novak was fav up to a few days ago
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:49 PM GMT
Granty is a massive Rafa fan too. Hope he's buzzing right now !
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:49 PM GMT
might get some spicy encounters at the clay masters events too
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 2:51 PM GMT
Novak is still the best ever in my opinion

10 years of domination after finding his feet back end of 2010

19 majors in 10 years and two french titles says it all
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:51 PM GMT
Nadal is about 15.0 win Wimbledon that is a crazy price surely
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:52 PM GMT
Rafa favourite to win Paris

Novak fav to win Wimbledon and New York
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:53 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:51PM, Giuseppe wrote:


Nadal is about 15.0 win Wimbledon that is a crazy price surely


yeah, he's underrated on grass. Probably the only threat to Novak.

Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:54 PM GMT
sonts

2022 might be the year of Rafa v Novak for GOAT

Indian Wells and Miami next on hard courts

then the clay court masters events (Madrid, Rome, Monte Carlo)

then Paris and Wimbledon
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:55 PM GMT
only the Slams that matter.
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:55 PM GMT
i wonder will Rafa take part in the South American swing?
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:56 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:51PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:


Novak is still the best ever in my opinion 10 years of domination after finding his feet back end of 2010 19 majors in 10 years and two french titles says it all


Agreed. He is the best. Roger will probably pretty universally be known as the most naturally gifted and flair player of all time though.

Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:56 PM GMT
Novak barely played any Masters 1000's last year. Rafa would do well in saving his body too. Should skip Madrid, but it's in Spain so of course he won't.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:56 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:55PM, Giuseppe wrote:


i wonder will Rafa take part in the South American swing?


Laugh no

Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:57 PM GMT
A neutral crowd and Rafa loses that. Would lose to Stef who took on Sinner too. Cards fell right but just being objective about.
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:58 PM GMT
Stef's three sets against Sinner were the best I saw from any player at this tournament
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 2:59 PM GMT
Yeah. It was top level tennis. Incredible standard.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 2:59 PM GMT
maybe, but Rafa has earned the advantage of getting the crowds on his side. Daniil will too, eventually if he just stops calling them idiots at every opportunity.
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 2:59 PM GMT
just thinking he might prefer to play on clay as much as possible Sam, to protect his body and get ranking points

maybe he does one or two of the events
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 3:00 PM GMT
if he does enter one of teh SA events...Novak should copy him and enter the same event!
Report Giuseppe January 30, 2022 3:04 PM GMT
Novak beat Rafa on clay in Paris last year

if he can do it again this year surely Novak will be the GOAT
Report Wesdag January 30, 2022 3:06 PM GMT
Will have to get jabbed 1st
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 3:18 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 2:59PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


maybe, but Rafa has earned the advantage of getting the crowds on his side. Daniil will too, eventually if he just stops calling them idiots at every opportunity.


100%

Report n88uk January 30, 2022 3:42 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/vveralapko/status/1487804966697902080

Does this show just how tough Edy's Queenwen is?
Report edy January 30, 2022 3:53 PM GMT
Queenwen embraces the toughness on the road to greatness instead of always wanting to be in the most comfy environment.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 3:54 PM GMT
too cold in Orlando? Yeah right.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 4:20 PM GMT

Alize Cornet @alizecornet
I just cried
@RafaelNadal you are my idol


another WTA player fan girling. About half of them have, I haven't bothered to post everyone.
Report edy January 30, 2022 4:22 PM GMT
No, Lapko is right regarding the conditions. They have looked tough on stream. Still, she signed up to an outdoors tournament and especially on the ITF circuit you gotta handle the grind instead of demanding you get to be put indoors (which coincidentally happens to be your best surface).
Report n88uk January 30, 2022 4:41 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/Ladal17/status/1487820852053909508

Lay Medvedev for RG and Wimbledon!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 4:50 PM GMT
don't need to read that statement to come to that conclusion.
Report brain dead jockeys January 30, 2022 5:18 PM GMT
next we see of rafa will be 1st week in april at m carlo........he has not won miami but i cant see him playing before m carlo...........if he rests from now untill the euro clay swing it will maximise his chances of getting to 22 in june at roland garros......its now or never....now way will fed come back and win another.....he was shocking at wimbledon last year and a whole year off at age 40........forget it
novak will be absolutely going nuts.........he has won his last 8 hardcourt matches against rafa and in the draw was scheduled to meet him in the semis.....so he may have lost to medvedev in the final but at least he would have prevented rafa from getting number 21 by beating him in the semis

i cannot believe rafa won....in the first set he got totally outplayed.....i would not have backed him at 100/1.......and after losing the second - he could have won it - he went 1-2 down and love 40 in the 3rd......no way could he win..........how the heck did he win it......ultimately he has more shots in his locker than medvedev.......his volleying is superb......med is a pure baseliner and there is not enough flexibility in his game

i never thought id say this but i truely believe rafa is the goat now after this........novak will have to come and overtake him.......as wilander said on eurosport this is the greatest comeback in a slam final...joko somehow won wimbledon 2019 but he won the first set.........
Report SontaranStratagem January 30, 2022 6:17 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 4:20PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Alize Cornet @alizecornetI just cried @RafaelNadal you are my idol another WTA player fan girling. About half of them have, I haven't bothered to post everyone.


It’s pathetic and they’ve got to be putting it on ffs

They’re really bugging this up ain’t they

Rafa is the good boy vaxxed, Novak is the naughty boy who won’t tow the line

No one with a brain is buying any of it

Report n88uk January 30, 2022 6:47 PM GMT
Wow Queenwen really dropping the beatdown.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 7:27 PM GMT
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 7:28 PM GMT
Dropped 9 games for the entire tournament (4 matches).
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 30, 2022 8:58 PM GMT

Jan 30, 2022 -- 4:41PM, n88uk wrote:


https://twitter.com/Ladal17/status/1487820852053909508Lay Medvedev for RG and Wimbledon!


Here's a video of this press conference.
Well worth the watch if you have 12 minutes to spare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDRZ-AZ3Qko

Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 9:05 PM GMT
Cheers SMB. Very good viewing.
Report Journeyman January 30, 2022 9:18 PM GMT
Agreed, very interesting.

You get used to Novak excelling despite crowd hostility and 'using it' but Novak is somehwhat unique.
A lot of people warmed to Murray when he started to let his emotions/sensitivity show, maybe the same will happen here.
Report Wesdag January 30, 2022 10:07 PM GMT
Fwiw, the crowd were just over-enthusiastic in their support of Rafa rather than being anti-Med.

Also the fact he could go past Novak must've played a huge part.
Report Angela Rebecchi January 30, 2022 10:09 PM GMT
Agreed wesdag. I actually think once Fed and Rafa have retired Daniil will be very well supported, he is a charming and intelligent man.
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